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Title: Aluminum-stabilized Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor

Abstract

This patent discloses an aluminum-stabilized Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor and process for producing same, utilizing ultrapure aluminum. Ductile components are co-drawn with aluminum to produce a conductor suitable for winding magnets. After winding, the conductor is heated to convert it to the brittle Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor phase, using a temperature high enough to perform the transformation but still below the melting point of the aluminum. This results in reaction of substantially all of the niobium, while providing stabilization and react-in-place features which are beneficial in the fabrication of magnets utilizing superconducting materials.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6117200
Application Number:
ON: TI85005775
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-038944
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; NIOBIUM BASE ALLOYS; FABRICATION; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; TIN ALLOYS; ALUMINIUM; SUPERCONDUCTORS; ALLOYS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROMAGNETS; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; METALS; NIOBIUM ALLOYS; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; 420201* - Engineering- Cryogenic Equipment & Devices; 360101 - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Scanlan, R.M. Aluminum-stabilized Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Scanlan, R.M. Aluminum-stabilized Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor. United States.
Scanlan, R.M. Fri . "Aluminum-stabilized Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor". United States.
@article{osti_6117200,
title = {Aluminum-stabilized Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor},
author = {Scanlan, R.M.},
abstractNote = {This patent discloses an aluminum-stabilized Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor and process for producing same, utilizing ultrapure aluminum. Ductile components are co-drawn with aluminum to produce a conductor suitable for winding magnets. After winding, the conductor is heated to convert it to the brittle Nb/sub 3/Sn superconductor phase, using a temperature high enough to perform the transformation but still below the melting point of the aluminum. This results in reaction of substantially all of the niobium, while providing stabilization and react-in-place features which are beneficial in the fabrication of magnets utilizing superconducting materials.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {2}
}